Access to Music is the UK's leading creative industries college. The College in Norwich is the place for anyone interested in music, media, games and theatre related courses in Norfolk and Suffolk to study.
We offer a range of courses from level 1 Introduction to Music to Level 4 courses in Artist Development.
We deliver qualifications in the following areas
- Music Business
- Music Performance
- Vocal Artist
- Music Technology Production
- Music Technology Sound Engineering
- Artist Development
- Digital Media
- Games Design
- Technical Theatre
These are practical courses which carry full UCAS points and have parity with other qualifications such as BTECs and A Levels.
Success rates on the main vocational programmes are higher than for similar providers - Ofsted Report 2013. At the moment we have 250 students.
Learning with Access to Music is an exciting and unique experience which is refreshingly different to being in a big school or college. We are 100% dedicated to the creative industries and we work with people who are equally passionate.
Our staff are all industry experienced and they get to know who you are and what you want to be. We have a proven track record of students going on to university and into the industry (Mullally, Ria Ritchie and the owners of Takeover Entertainment - Tinchy Stryder, Wiley etc.).
Learners benefit from teachers' excellent vocational expertise and knowledge of the music industry - Ofsted Report 2013
Access to Music Norwich runs from a dedicated site, former ITV studios, Epic on Magdalen Street. The site includes fully-equipped sound treated rehearsal rooms complete with drum kits, bass and guitar amps, keyboards and PA systems. Two Recording studios, each with separate live and control rooms. The studios have a mixing desk range of microphones to enable professional studio environment and enable production of professional standard recordings.
The tech suites are complete with Apple computers running Logic software with controller keyboards.
Live sound studio complete with Turbo sound rig and Allen and Heath digital desk, providing professional level venue experience to perform and learn in.
Our Theatre courses are delivered in partnership with The Norwich Theatre Royal. Courses are delivered in the purpose built Learning and Participation centre Stage Two, which boasts a fully equipped venue, dance studio and training area.
Access to Music Norwich also benefits from being part of the UK's leading popular music college which has pioneered popular music education in this country for 25 years. This means your education and training is quality-assured by our national team. Access to Music designs its own qualifications in partnership with Rockschool, so our courses are the most up-to-date and relevant for 16-18s looking to get into the music industry.
Finally, Norwich is a great place to study music, media, games or theatre. It has a lively music and cultural scene and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and perform or work at venues and festivals. You'll also benefit from national industry opportunities such working at music festivals and showcases for record labels.
Learners develop good music industry and technology skills in teaching sessions and at events - Ofsted Report 2013.
For further information about Access to Music, please take a look at our website and follow us on icanbea.